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New Babies at Home!

By Mark D. Roberts | Saturday, June 6, 2009

A couple of months ago, our back porch was invaded by a couple of Barn Swallows. They’re colorful birds that build bowl-shaped mud nests. Our invasion force picked our porch for such a nest and we decided to let them go ahead and build.

A few days ago we started hearing high-pitched chirps coming from the nest. Both mother and father Swallows got involved in feeding their three babies. Click here to listen to what these babies sound like when they’re excited.

If I get anywhere near this nest, the parent birds have a fit: chirping their warnings as they dive bomb in my vicinity. That’s what I call protective parenting.

Topics: Nature |

One Response to “New Babies at Home!”

  1. chris bradley Says:
    July 16th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this. I have a nest above my light fixture in my car port. I was delighted to see little open mouths the other day and wondered what kind of birds had chosen my condo for their home.this describes them to a T! the picture helped alot too. i noticed this am the belly of mom or dad was brown-I would have sword it was white. never the less-thanks! I said a prayer this am that God would keep the babies from falling out and as if I needed to… I reminded Him of His promise that he takes care of the birds of the air-(and how much more He takes care of us). ANYWAY-mystery solved. Hope you have a great weekend!


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